Santa - an anti-bullying hero?

By Lauren Seager-Smith
CEO, Kidscape

My four year old son was belting out Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer and it struck me that despite being nearly 70 years old it is an anti-bullying tale for our t…

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Lauren Seager-Smith urges schools and parents to work together to stop bullying

By Lauren Seager-Smith, CEO, Kidscape

When it's school versus parents the child always loses.

The majority of calls to our parent advice line involve a situation where a parent feels a school has le…

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Founder Michele Elliott looks back... and forwards

Michele Elliott founded Kidscape in 1985. In the last three decades, much has changed, and we’re delighted that she still has a close relationship with the charity.

Recently, Michele visited the K…

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Scholastic recommends must-reads for Friendship Friday and Anti-Bullying Week

Publishers Scholastic are joining us in celebrating Friendship Friday and Anti-Bullying Week with a series of recommended books on the subject of friendship.

Children will enjoy books such as the Pop…

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Ahead of Anti-Bullying Week new poll shows children in England worry about being seen as ‘different’

Anti-Bullying Alliance:

  • 40% of children polled said they would hide aspects of themselves for fear of being bullied
  • 61% of those who would hide aspects of themselves said they would hide or change…
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Spectacle Wearer Of The Year Awards raise £120,000 for Kidscape

We had a spectacular night in London last night at the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year awards, where a record-breaking £120,000 was raised for Kidscape. The star-studded evening was hosted by …

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Amanda Ross opens up about bullying

By Amanda Ross
CEO, Cactus TV and Kidscape Ambassador

A lot has changed since I was a child and bullied at school. In those days, lack of information, and communication between school and parents mad…

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Celebrating peer mentoring on National Mentoring Day

By Yvonne Richards
Training and Development Manager

October 27th is National Mentoring Day. Mentoring has a number of benefits for adults and young people alike, but today we are celebrating peer men…

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Feeling Happy, Feeling Safe: from book to web series!

By Nikki Kerr, Head of Fundraising

Last week Kidscape launched a series of video animations for pre-school children – Feeling Happy, Feeling Safe – designed to help introduce the concept of staying s…

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Anti-Cyber Bullying Initiative taken to next level as Celebrity Ambassadors and Cookies cast announced

Cookies by Emily Jenkins

  • Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, London SW1Y 4HT
  • Sunday 29th October 2017, 3pm and 6.30pm

The world premiere of Emily Jenkins’ pioneering new play Cookies is being…

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Into Film Festival 2017 (8-24 November)

The Into Film Festival 2017 will take place from November 8th-24th, with 3,000 free screenings and events, supported by teaching resources, to engage, inspire and educate young people through the medi…

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Take the Kidscape Parents and Carers Survey

Kidscape is running a survey for parents and carers of children and young people to learn more about your concerns, needs and experiences of parenting in the digital era.

What matters most to you? Ho…

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Into Film Offers Free Films to Support Friendship Friday (November 10th) and Anti Bullying Week (November 13th-17th)

Friendships we have as young people form a crucial part of our development. Some may endure throughout our lives, others fall away or are rekindled after lengthy periods apart.

Some are formed in the…

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Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police produce new cyberbullying advice sheets

Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police have produced short advice sheets on cyberbullying for adults and children. The sheets give guidance about online safety and what to do if you or your child …

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Sarahah: staying safe with the new anonymous feedback app

Sarahah is a new social app which allows users to send one another anonymous messages.

It was designed as a workplace feedback tool, so colleagues could send one another honest feedback. Since its re…

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Ben triumphs at National Fundraising Awards

He did it!

We're delighted to announce that last night (Monday 3rd July), Kidscape ambassador Ben Smith won the coveted Best Volunteer Fundraiser award at the National Fundraising Awards in London.

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Groundbreaking West End production confronts cyber bullying

The Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust in partnership with the Pureland Foundation and children’s charity Kidscape present:


A new play by Emily Jenkins Directed by Anna Ledwich


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401 Challenge shortlisted for Institute of Fundraising awards

We’re over the moon to be able to announce that our ambassador Ben Smith of the 401 Challenge has been shortlisted for Best Volunteer Fundraiser at this year’s National Fundraising Awards. These award…

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Lack of safeguarding checks leaves children vulnerable to online abuse

Peter Bradley, Kidscape's Director of Services, represents Kidscape on the Children's Charities Coalition on Internet Safety

It has recently come to the attention of the Children's Charities Coalitio…

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2017 Spectacle Wearer of the Year awards open

We are excited to announce that the 2017 Spectacle Wearer of the Year awards are now open!

The competition, run by our friends at Specsavers, is searching for the most stylish glasses-wearers in the …

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Looking forward – a blog post from our CEO Lauren

For over thirty years Kidscape has worked tirelessly to keep children safe and I start my new role as CEO with a great sense of responsibility. Kidscape strives to understand and respond to the most p…

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A great new book recommendation: The School of Wellbeing, by Jenny Hulme

We believe that good mental health advocacy in schools is essential for children to develop happy, healthy relationships and an important sense of self-worth. Jenny Hulme has done a fantastic job of s…

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Kidscape secures DfE funds for anti- extremism and radicalisation project

We are very pleased to announce we have been successful in securing a 15-month grant from the Department for Education to safeguard young people against extremism and radicalisation.

The Extremism an…

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